Bail refused for Derry car bomb accused

Alert on Buncrana Road
Image caption Daniel Doyle, 46, was one of three men held after a bomb was found in a car on the Buncrana Road

A man charged with having explosives after a bomb was found in a car stopped by police in Londonderry must remain in custody, a High Court judge has ruled.

Daniel Doyle, 46, from Quarry Street in Derry, was one of three people arrested after the incident on 26 September.

He was a front seat passenger in the car, but during Friday's application claimed he was unaware of the device.

Mr Justice McLaughlin said the risk of flight or further offending was too great to grant his release.

He said the crux of the case was "that he has an explanation for being in the car with this device which seems questionable at best".

"I do not consider he can be dealt with adequately by means such as tagging or curfew."

The application for bail was refused.